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these contractors will comprise our job order contracting stable as it is and we will be able to solicit projects as we need projects that are over $400,000 requires the signature of the general manager and we have attached for your reference about two years' worth of examples of the types of projects we have completed through job border projects if you are curious and like to see the range of those projects. this took a little bit longer because when we have contractors bidding, have to check their contracts and that's why this was delayed beyond the other two. we do have the lowest responsible bidder now. >> thank you. >> is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is
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closed. >> move to approve. >> all the in favor? the item is approved unanimously. >> we are now on public comment. members of the public may speak to matters that do not appear on the agenda. >> i am a third-generation san franciscan and i am the founder and spokesman for the depression preservationists. i am an artist and i live in northeast. i know a lot of the artists that it does frescos up there. we have come to an not spot
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here. the gardners to a wonderful job that we made the garden tasteful again and you have the money to do great work, however there's one small category you are invading into the culture. that is when it comes to fine art. i don't believe that iraq and park commission is qualified or motivated to foster and teach the message with the mess our work. they told these artists we will pay you a dollar an hour and some of these -- everyone was involved -- they could not say mussolini is coming or hitler is coming -- within 150 yards, we have people sleeping on boxes. we don't want to go to war.
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we can do any thing in california. we have avocados and there's a hidden innuendo here, that's my department. the murals should be a museum and i believe rec and park should the longer on them. i believe recon park should allow her banished them. -- rec and park should no longer manage them. most people wait in line. [unintelligible] i'm fighting on all corners. i'd just left the mayor's office and of going to the planning commission, but this will be a museum in my lifetime and i
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respect the work you do. art is for the artists and and we are the ones that are going to explain it fluently to san franciscans and americans and to our guests. i found some interesting results. i was finishing might geology degree and i'm trying to do my own preliminary and it's interesting and we will work well together. thank you. >> is there any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. we are now in closed session and we ask members of the public leave the room. sari -- is their public comment on the closed session? -- sorry.
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seeing none, public comment is closed. >> do >> i would like to entertain a motion to not disclose the closed session. moved and seconded. all those in favor? >> item 10, commissioners matters. >> no commission matters? any public comment on no commission matters?
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seeing none, public comment is closed. >> new business? commissioner harrison? >> bill wilson's comments earlier -- with the speed the appropriate time to put something on the agenda regarding that issue? >> not yet, commissioners. i think there is still more work to be done on our acquisition. the public comment about the india base and was well taken and i think should be opportunity prove itself
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available, there is obviously something that's an important part of our southern open waterfront and open space and a great opportunity in that area, but there is of little bit of work to be done on that particular property and understanding exactly what our acquisition opportunities are. there is no question this will come back to the commission. certainly at the committee stage and full commission meeting, as in all likelihood, there would be an information and discussion. but i don't think it is right just yet. >> is there a time frame that is important? >> there is no looming deadline that i am aware of. i do know the folks at the noe
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valley town square, i think it was pointed out there were going to have to raise a heck of a lot of money to show they were going to be able to participate in this process and i think they are in a fund-raising stage right now. but there is nothing imminent on the open space horizon. i would have -- i would be happy to talk to mr. wilson about it offline. >> i know that staff has been exploring different opportunities for renovating lincoln park golf course. what i would like to ask is what are we looking at putting that item before us in terms of
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changing the month-to-month lease to a more permanent lease? a more long term lease? along those lines, what are we doing in terms of addressing some of the renovations that have to occur there as regards to the irrigation of that course? i would like to know when we can expect to be dealing more addressing some of the issues related to that of course. >> we have tried to approach our golf course issues some was sequentially and we're still in the process of working through an expired lease at golden gate park. once that is resolved, in all likelihood, it would be the work plan for this coming fiscal
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year. i cannot tell you when we're going to move forward. i think it depends on other property management issues that we will be dealing with in the coming year, so i will keep you up-to-date. >> our projections up to this point -- >> between july -- that would be the time to take on the expired lease at lincoln. >> it is either fish or cut bait. >> no mulligans. i would be interested in getting involved in that issue as well. and the other commission matters? >> is there any public comment on this item? >> a very quickly, the concern about the noe valley square --
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they have the fund-raiser on their side and the county $2 million has already committed and it will come from the fund. i will submit to you the article where it says that. as far as i know, they have not been corrected because they -- i went to their web site a week ago. in fairness to them, they came back from the november 2010 meeting with the idea that because the vote was 11-1 that they have great support. i have no doubt if they go today, they will get that support. my concern is money being spent out of the acquisition fund with no prior prioritization to say
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this is what we think is important and this is how we are going to use that money to implement that and that is part of the policy. i know because i spent many hours coming up with that. i a understand and i am perfectly willing to accept that it will not happen tomorrow, but if it happens sooner, i will be happier sooner than later. >> thank you very much. >> is there any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. item 12. communications. item 13, a german. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you, commissioners.
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>> thank you for being here. i want to thank the young people for being here, because you are the future. there are going to be things in this building and you are going to see that are not normal in those buildings yet. they are cutting edge, but by the time it you are my age, everybody is going to have this stuff, and you will be some of the first to see it. it is great to have you here. really quickly, this is a building we are proud of, because this is really who epitomizes the value in san francisco. it uses a third less power than a normal office building.
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it saves money. i want to kick it off by introducing the mayor over his career he has have so many different figures on this building from being the administrator to being the mayor, so this is a welcome thing. phyfe good morning, everybody -- >> good morning, everybody. i have got the same eyes as you today. this is the first time i have stepped into this building as well. everything you see is going to be the same as for me. i am going to last questions, -- to ask questions, and i am going to try to figure out where this
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water comes from. i am going to have the same questions as you have because i am excited about this building, and i am thankful to the public utilities commission, to the wonderful staff, and the others on the team. i am thankful to the commission as well that they have been guiding this process. some years ago when i was an attorney, i was working on this side. this used to be the site of the workers' comp hearing room, and i had to go to court to represent workers who were injured, and over the years the state abandoned it. it became an abandoned site. and we were a little embarrassed because we did not know how to deal with it for years, and the idea came from others. after so much effort, why don't
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we stop paying rent for all the offices? why don't we consolidate but of the same time use our devolved intelligence about building the greenest building weekend, -- we can? we are one of the green is buildings in the country. this is the only building that is going to reuse its waste water. it is creating energy by wind and by solar on the roof in very large amounts that will have the design and now working with the contractors. good i want to thank n d for his wonderful construction capabilities, and because they house accepted a design and all
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the challenges that go with it to build if the right way. they use special concrete. they were to make sure air flow can reduce the amount of air conditioning we see in many of buildings, and it is terrain high use of energy for the system to work, but the air flow so that 20 or 30 years down the road when we are redoing these floors, we will be able to do it in a much more efficient manner. in fact, this building saves the puc and the city's $500 million over the next 100 years. that is great because the puc exists because of ratepayers. they want to see the smartest
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technology. gerd they want to see a building that not only houses 900,000 employees but also those that are smart handling a strong interest in making sure we continue maintaining a water system. not only is it a great building. this is for you. this is a building that educates you and your families for generations to come. how we take care of our water system and how we maintain the system not just for san francisco insert but for the people who depend upon a national water system and maintain it and spent a lot of money making sure it is earthquake safe. this building is also going to be the safest building to be in
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in case there ever is an earthquake event, and we are doing that with our libraries, our civic buildings, and we will build new buildings, and we want to make sure it will withstand. if you are in buildings, it is going to rock a little bit, but it will be saved. i was here over a year-and-a- half ago, and we were across the street and putting on the last dream, and we were already excited to see how this would come out, and every floor has special things, and it is using all of our artwork, so you can see the ninth art work. they are displayed to make it a good working environment. the other part and we are so proud of is working with all the
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subcontractors, 40% of all the work force until this building and designed its are san francisco residents commo, so we honoring our critical goal for the jobs we want. we have honored the union and labour to make sure it happened the right way, so this represents so much of the good things we have always wanted out of our public buildings and construction company, and i want to congratulate dpw, our public utilities commission and staff, contractors, community of arts programs, other agencies working in with this, and our vendors, whether they are contractors or
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the other businesses that help with the video and electronics and this building to make it not only modern but technologically updated so four years you're going to be able to see the whole hetch hetchy water system displayed for our kids and future families but also to use it in every day technology for communications. this is more than just a building. it is a demonstration of what we can do when we work together to put the goals of the greenest and most modern and technology in blessing with what the public utilities commission does for a city, and that is to take care of our own water and infrastructure and waste water. congratulations for a wonderful effort, but congratulations for a building i know you were involved in every part of this, and it is a great way to really have a wonderful legacy you have
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high. congratulations to you. [applause] >> thank you, merely. when you said you had not been inside this building, you could give the tour. one thing i would like to point out is david is back there. they are the designers of this building, so much of the credit also goes to david. there are two other people. we will mention a lot of names, but we have the project managers. [applause] to start the tour, you know where our water comes from? the answer is hetch hetchy. everybody who comes into our building will not be as smart,
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so we have done a teaching also about when children and parents come into this tobin they can learn about the system through this teaching wall. i am asking you to turn on the walnul that shows you can see that it comes down to the central valley and produces energy on the way. it has a variety of customers in the southern part of the area. you'll notice it is interactive. you can learn as you walk around the ramp, the kind of things.
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it goes from blue kite to purple plaid and that represents the waste water. we call this from snowfall to out all. do you know what happens when you flush a toilet? where does the water go? the water goes to the treatment plant. that will not be the case in this building. it would be a different experience because they would be reusing the water on site here.
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